Cara Wheatley-McGrain

The Essential Guide to IBS

 A whopping one in five of us will suffer some IBS symptoms, and around one in 10 will experience deeply distressing, life-restricting. IBS is frequently described as a functional condition, meaning that there is limited evidence of physiological changes to the gut wall. For many years, the lack of evidence of physical changes meant people …

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What’s up with your Gut?

If your gut is troubled, you’re not alone. Every 30 minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with IBD; that’s nearly half a million people. There are over three million inflamed intestines in the USA and Canada, while Australians have one of the highest IBD incidences per capita. Bloated, inflamed, and too often unloved and unheeded, …

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Why Protecting your #Gut Diversity protects Biodiversity!

There’s been a flurry of new announcements this week from COP26. It was reassuring to see the twinkling presence of the 95-year-old Sir David Attenborough who cut through the politicians’ hyperbole and lit a beacon of hope, a challenge to our shared humanity and to our global leaders. There is still time if we act …

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Hot Flushes and Fermented Food

Is our perimenopause a good time to start fermenting our food? Did you know that one of the classic symptoms associated with perimenopause – the hot flush – has significant cultural variations? The majority of American and UK women experience hot flushes as their hormone levels change during perimenopause, However, only a very small proportion …

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Womens Wellness

Gut Health in Perimenopause and Menopause

The 4 PS of the good gut health in Perimenopause and menopause! Are you having gut trouble during your Perimenopause and menopause? What are the best steps to take? One option may be taking probiotics. And, well, there are some good quality products out there. Research is moving at pace to track down the most …

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The Gut Microbiome and Mental Health

#WorldMentalHealthDay Did you know there are about 40,000,000,000,000 micro-organisms in your gut! YES, I know, yikes!! Our gut microbiome is as unique as our fingerprint. Shaped by age, diet, race, where we live, lifestyle factors, and potentially even gender. So many factors interplay and shape our unique microbiome. But one we can lead on is …

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